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wet fly

wet fly
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Transcription

    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [wet flahy]
    • /wɛt flaɪ/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [wet flahy]
    • /wɛt flaɪ/

Definitions of wet fly words

  • noun wet fly an artificial fly designed for use underwater. 1
  • noun wet fly an artificial fly designed to float or ride below the water surface 0
  • noun wet fly (as modifier) 0
  • modifier wet fly of or relating to wet flies 0
  • noun wet fly fly2 (sense 2) 0

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Origin of wet fly

First appearance:

before 1870
One of the 26% newest English words
First recorded in 1870-75

Historical Comparancy

Parts of speech for Wet fly

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation

wet fly popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 46% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 51% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

wet fly usage trend in Literature

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